Virginia NAACP Hosted its Second Law Enforcement Round Table Discussion

The Virginia State Conference NAACP (Virginia NAACP) hosted its second Law Enforcement Round Table Discussion on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. Sheriffs, Police Chiefs, and University Police Chiefs from the central region of Virginia along with our partners in the Virginia State Police, including Colonel Gary Settle along with other members of his team. 

The purpose of the round table was to discuss the challenges faced by law enforcement, ways to enhance community relationships and to share ideas regarding the future of law enforcement. 

Virginia NAACP President Robert N. Barnette, Jr. issued the following statement today:

“The ability to have conversations with law enforcement is essential in changing the culture of policing. Our ongoing partnership with Colonel Settle and the Virginia State Police will lead to much-needed changes for all communities in Virginia.”

The roundtable discussions support the Virginia NAACP’s commitment to talking about the ways that discrimination, policing, prosecutions, and incarceration practices impact Black communities. 


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Founded in 1935, the Virginia State Conference of NAACP Branches (Virginia NAACP) is the oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization in the Commonwealth, overseeing over 100 NAACP branches, youth councils, and college chapters. The Virginia NAACP is focused on being the preeminent voice of Black Virginians and advocating for policies and programs to benefit Blacks and people of color. You can read more about the Virginia NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas by visiting

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